Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West against a military confrontation in the Ukraine war. “Today we hear that they want to beat us on the battlefield,” said the Kremlin boss, “let them try.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West against a military confrontation against the background of the Ukraine war. “Today we hear that they want to beat us on the battlefield. What can you say about that? They should just try,” he said in Moscow on Thursday. Everyone should know that Russia hasn’t really started in Ukraine yet. “Everyone should know that we haven’t really started yet,” said the Kremlin boss.
Moscow does not reject peace negotiations. “But those who refuse should know that the further they go, the more difficult it is for them to come to an agreement with us,” said Putin at a meeting with the faction leaders of the State Duma parties.
Putin’s comments come after the US and Europe have stepped up arms supplies to Ukraine’s army in recent weeks, which is trying to stem Russian advances in the east.
Vladimir Putin repeats allegations against the West
“The collective West” unleashed a “war” in Ukraine, Putin said. The Russian intervention in the pro-Western country marks the beginning of a shift from US dominance in the world to a “multi-polar world”. This process cannot be stopped, stressed Putin.
The Russian President once again accused the West of wanting to fight “to the last Ukrainian”. “This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people.” The West is waging an “economic blitzkrieg against Russia”.
The president praised the politicians as “true statesmen and patriots” who supported the “special military operation” in Ukraine from the beginning at the end of February. “There are many parties, but only one homeland,” said Putin at the Kremlin meeting. “There is nothing more important than the fate of the fatherland.”